Mr Frederick Clark to Mrs Wilson

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Written from 5 Summerhill Grove, Newcastle on Tyne. Mrs Butler met a small company at their house last Saturday afternoon and talked on the proposed Conference. Agreed that a letter be sent to the 'Shield' stating in general terms views of Northern members and inviting co-operation.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Mrs Butler met a small company at our house last Saturday afternoon and we talked over the proposed conferences etc.'

This would be the meeting at Sheffield to organise the Northern Counties League fixed for 29 Aug 1872

(See letters Dr Hooppell to Mrs Wilson 15 Aug; HJW to JB 23 Aug)

'We fully intended to have had 2 representatives in London at the working men's deputation'

This was a deputation of working men to Mr Bruce [Home Sec] urging Repeal. Protest signed by nearly 800. See Rough Record 201 1 Aug 1872

'The Wesleyan Conference have done nobly' See Rough Record 202 1-3 Aug 1872

'The President, Secretary and 700 Wesleyan Ministers at Conference in City Rd Chapel decide upon and sign Memorial to Prime Minister urging immediate Repeal

'I am sorry to say her son has been very poorly there [Rothbury] since arriving and in her note this morning she feared rheumatic fever'

This must have been Charles JB's youngest boy (then aged 15) whose frequent illnesses were a constant worry to his mother

Biog: Mr Frederick Clark, Dr Guthrie, Rev CS Collingwood of Southwick, Mr Banks